Beirut was once called Berytus by the Phoenicians.
Centrally located on the eastern Mediterranean coast at the
foot of the Lebanon Mountains, it became an important center
of ancient Mediterranean trade. Through the centuries,
Greeks, Romans, Arabs, Crusaders and Ottoman Turks ... [more]
Tannourine lies in a splendidly beautiful area near the mountain of the same name.
The area is rocky and mountainous with sharp slopes and a deep valley (Ain
The village also shares its name with a
cedar forest of some 60,000 trees. The most abundant and sacred
trees are the Cedars and this area is distinctive as native land for Cedrus
Libani. These cedars can be seen along the road that goes north ...[more]